Sent: Tuesday, October 09, 2007 7:39 AM
Subject: Txoj hau kev tau raug hloov lawm
The subject of this E-mail means "The plan has encountered changing". On Friday one of our naikhu (teachers) got a phone call saying that Elder Erickson and I were to stay until the 17th. We then received new travel plans confirming this. The rest of our zone, save it be an English district, are leaving this week, but we will get new Elders on Wednesday. We will just miss the new Hmong Elders because they will arrive on the 17th a few hours after we leave. We have been called as Zone Leaders for the remainder of our time at the Missionary Training Center, which presents us with an excellent opportunity to serve. We also have been paired up with Elder Khamsa, a Laotian Elder---the only Laotian Elder--- who is actually is Laotian and is called to serve in Oakland, CA speaking Lao. Hmong borrows around 50-60 words from Lao, so it's fun when he recognizes a word here and there when we speak. On the 17th I will likely call between 7:00 am and 8:00 am.
Conference was great! I've never enjoyed conference quite so much, and the reason is probably because I never listened so much. It also helps that I was actually looking for things to get out of the talks. Next conference, I urge all of you (even Daniel, but maybe not Tiara) to take notes and look for something to get out of each talk.
So long, and thanks for all the fish!